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Landschulheim Herrlingen Collection

Identifier: AR 4686

Scope and Content Note

Only one folder in Series I holds materials pertaining to the school’s original form, namely circulars of school director Anna Essinger to the pupils' parents, 1928-1932.

Series II holds photocopies of original documents, describing in some detail the plans, ideas and ultimately the experiences of teaching Jewish children under the growing weight of racism and persecution. Also included are annual reports, 1934-1937.

Series III shows an incomplete array of publications (all copies) issued by the school, including ‘Herrlinger-Leben’ and one issue of ‘Chayenu’, dedicated to Martin Buber.

Clippings and publications in Series IV provide additional information.


  • 1928-1996
  • Majority of material found within 1933-1938


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical Note

The boarding school ‘Landschulheim Herrlingen’ was founded in 1926 by Anna Essinger. In 1933 the school was transformed into a boarding school for Jewish children only under the leadership of the German teacher Hugo Rosenthal (1887-1980), who had lived in Haifa 1924-1929. The school existed until 1939, when it was turned into a Jewish old age home.

Anna Essinger - the school’s original director – moved to England in 1933 and founded ‘Landschulheim New-Herrlingen’ at Bunce Court in Kent, England, which existed until 1948. In 1970, two schools in Ulm were merged and renamed in honor of Anna Essinger.


14 Folders


The collection contains various original and copied materials pertaining to the boarding school ‘Landschulheim Herrlingen’, both from the period of its original, general clientele, 1926-1933, as well as from its Jewish form under Nazi rule.

Related Material

See also “Teilmemoiren” by the school’s Jewish director Hugo Rosenthal (later Joseph Jashuvi), ME 336; as well as issues of the school’s periodical “Ḥayenu = : ‘Unser Leben’”, B1074.

In addition, LBI holds the original manuscript and the published book of Ulrich Seemüller’s work about the Jewish old age home Herrlingen, which had succeeded the school 1939-1942.

Processing Information

The photocopied material pertaining to the school’s story under Nazi rule had been erroneously attached to Ulrich Seemüller’s manuscript about the Jewish old age home Herrlingen, and was placed with this collection at the time of its digital processing.

Inventory of the Landschulheim Herrlingen Collection, 1928-1996; bulk: 1933-1938 AR 4686
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Revision Statements

  • June 2016:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States